St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Mount Holly, NJ
Our congregation values its fellowship and friendships, its worship together, and the outreach and activities that we do as a community. Our goal is to spread the Gospel, while fully living it in our lives. Saint Andrew’s Church was founded as a mission of the Church of England by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG), and became its own church by royal charter in 1765. Our current edifice was erected in 1844. Situated in the heart of Historic Mount Holly (County seat of Burlington County), our Gothic structure features twenty-three stained glass windows, a soaring bell tower, and traditional red outer doors that bear witness to our long tenure as a spiritual and cultural presence in our community. Inside, the lovingly maintained Nave and balcony seats 350 persons. Music soars to the vaulted ceiling from our choir, accompanied by a fourteen hundred plus pipe Aeolian Skinner organ. The main church, although historic, is far from dated. Central air conditioning, new heating, and a Bose sound system with special features for the hearing impaired accommodate a welcoming space for both traditional and contemporary worship. The attached Parish House was added in 1953. Housing church school rooms, offices, kitchen and the choir room, it is the hub of parish activity.
From the days of the Revolutionary War when battles were fought near the church to the present, Saint Andrew’s continues to build on its rich traditions: proclaiming the Gospel; teaching, baptizing and nurturing new believers; loving service; striving for justice and peace; and being good stewards of creation in Mount Holly. The strength of Saint Andrew’s lies in its various ministries, organizations, and community outreach efforts.
At Saint Andrew’s we are blessed with a rich history of proclaiming the Gospel, an enduring foundation to nurture believers, a well-situated location to lovingly serve our neighbors, a prominent voice in advocating for justice and peace, and a beautiful place to celebrate God’s creation. We envision ourselves building upon these gifts to be disciples of Jesus and sharing the Word with members of our communities. We look to our Diocese and the greater Church to provide direction and leadership that enables us to secure a foundation which will allow St. Andrew’s to continue its growth into the future. We are actively joining in the diocesan initiative to be mission centered and to make disciples through sound lifelong formation.
At Saint Andrew’s, worship is at the heart of all aspects of our parish life. Our liturgical style is broad church. Saint Andrew’s has three regularly scheduled Eucharistic services on weekends, year-round. Our primary service is on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. This Rite II service features hymns and service music from Hymnal 1982 and LEVAS. Our adult choir presents an anthem and leads the congregational singing. Quarterly, the 10 a.m. service is a Youth Service, with children from our church school taking a prominent role in our worship. On Sunday mornings at 8 a.m., a traditional Rite I Eucharist is 6 celebrated without music. Saturdays at 5 p.m. is a Rite II service. The congregation sings hymns and service music, led by a Cantor. Principal holidays feature Festival Eucharist with special instrumental and vocal music. Several services are held each year honoring local community members, including firefighters, police, and military personnel from nearby Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst.
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St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
St. Andrew's partners with Sacred Heart RC Church in the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, working to provide pantry and other services to the hungry and homeless of Mount Holly. Congregation members support this important ministry through donations of food and necessary items, volunteering at the pantry, and their financial gifts.
St. Andrew's Choirs for Adult and Youth enhance our worship with beautiful music.
Yoga instruction is offered on Monday evenings at 6:45 pm, and Chair Yoga at 9 am on Wednesdays
Cardio - Pulmonary Resuscitation Classes
Save a life - learn CPR. Certified instructors teach classes at St. Andrew's three times per month. Call the parish office to sign up, 609-267-0225.
Rancocas Valley Singers
This Choral Group is made up of alumni of the Choir program at Rancocas Valley High School. They practice and perform here at St. Andrew's.
121 High St
Mount Holly, NJ 08060-1401